You see them coming. You feel their hatred and the violence they wish to spew. You are alone when you feel this and it is sometimes the last thing you feel.
I do not like the word humility. It is a great tool in your hand when you try to have others submit and do your biding but when you replace this word with HONESTY you get all the benefits and never start thinking you are above anyone.
Can you beat two people ? My answer is sometimes and preferably without me in their line of sight.
Can you beat three people ? Again the answer is maybe
Can you beat a thousand or ten thousand ? The answer to this is a very low percent of success.
Let us take another look at honesty. There is a very good articulation for what I intend to say:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”
We all believe we are good. Even the bad believe there is some justification for what we do. Can we sit and do nothing when darkness spreads and later blame the powers that be for it ? No.
It is easy to drown the in day to day things. We get sucked into work, home, weekend and so on. No one expects the disaster to come and the ones who prepare for it are the ones most surprised. The first hours are mad. The next few days are a rude awakening and then there is a realization that there is little chance of ever climbing out of the hole.
The same can happen in reverse. You create the mob by placing too much emphasis on your own abilities or placing the response-ability in someone else’s hands. You shape your present by participating in it and by taking an honest look at your two hands and knowing from experience what they can achieve.
With honesty, good people can come together and do good work. With honestly we can achieve together what we cannot by ourselves. We light up the way for each other by seeing what others do not and by seeing what needs to be done.
Just one drill for today or everyday.
See what is in front of you. Do something about it with other people. Avoid the mob by undoing it’s beginnings.
For Ken Good.